Darjeeling-Gangtok Tour will allow you to explore the untouched travel destinations in the northeast of India that are majestic as well as serene. Venture out to undercover the Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop in Darjeeling that present you with perfect natural sceneries.
The sight seeing Half Day city tour of Darjeeling will give you a chance to visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Parmesan Nadia Himalayan Zoological park and some other major attractions of the place. On the other hand, attractions in Gangtok are about Enchey Monastery, Gangtok Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms and Chortens, which are overarching, yet gorgeous.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
- Sunrise view and the mighty Himalayas from Tiger Hill
- Ancient Ghoom Monastery
- Incredible Enchey and Rumtek Monastery
- Handicraft shopping in Gangtok
- Excursions to Tsomgo lake and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir
Day 1: Arrival in Darjeeling
An IHPL representative will receive you at the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/Bagdogra airport. From here, our representative will be assisting in your further journey to Darjeeling, which is around 68 km away. Located at an average height of 6700 ft, Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station that is famous for its scenic Himalayan trenches and sprawling tea estates.
Here you also have the luxury of exploring its breathtaking beauty on a vintage train, which is famous as toy train. After an hour and forty minutes, you would be entering the mesmerizing surroundings of Darjeeling. Make a Check in to the hotel, relax for a while. Rest of the day would be free, so you can spend it at leisure or choose to walk out to the local market or a shopping mall. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Darjeeling
Start your day fresh with a mountain trip to Tiger Hill. Being the highest point of Darjeeling, Tiger Hill offers some of the best sights of the Himalayas, which are apt to be visited early in the morning. Imagine yourself standing infront of the mighty Kanchenjunga peak, the snow clad peaks of which are turning golden due to the rising sun. This panoramic view is the best introduction of Tiger Hill. In order to catch this breathtaking sight, leave early from your hotel. The magnificent hill is around 11 km from the town of Darjeeling.
Day 3: Drive to Gangtok
Post breakfast, make a check out from your hotel and head to Gangtok, a mystical hill station in the Himalayas of the North-East. Located in the eastern Himalayan range, Gangtok has an amazing blend of nature and religion. Amidst dense forests and Himalayan peaks, lies the quaint hill station of Gangtok, which is dotted with several colorful monasteries.
The drive to Gangtok takes around 2 hrs and 23 mins. Thus, you would be having ample time to relax in your hotel. You can even utilize time to explore the nearby attractions, which are at walking distance. This would be followed by an overnight stay in your hotel in Gangtok.
Day 4: Sightseeing in Gangtok
Once you are done with the breakfast, the IHPL tour representative will be guiding you to the sightseeing tour of Gangtok. With the maiden visit to Enchey and Rumtek monastery, Gangtok tour starts on a spiritual note. Both the Enchey and Rumtek are amongst the most significant of the monasteries located in Gangtok.
The former is located at a distance of around 3 km from Gangtok. The legendary monastery is believed to be constructed 200 years back, and today it marks an important seat of Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. On the contrary, Rumtek monastery is open to every kind of a Buddhist. Little older than Enchey, Rumtek monastery houses relics of the 16th Karmapa.
Day 5: Excursions from Gangtok
Day 5 of our exclusive Darjeeling-Gangtok tour is dedicated to excursions from Gangtok. Under this, you would be heading towards the very popular Tsomgo lake and Baba Mandir. Tsomgo is a glacial lake, which is around 38 km from the town of Gangtok. Scaling the Gangtok-Nathula highway, which goes through rugged mountain terrains and cliffs, you would be reaching the beautiful Sikkimese lake. This will take around an hour.
Day 6: Journey back home
Pack your bags and post breakfast, check out from the hotel and Gangtok. You would be transferred to the New Jalpaiguri railway station/Bagdogra airport for your journey back home. This marks the end of our Darjeeling-Gangtok tour.